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34-string Boulevard harp in black with a natural soundboard
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Boulevard 34

Overview

  • 34 Strings, 4¾ octaves
  • Laminated birch soundbox
  • Comfortable staveback design
  • Concert-tension gut strings
  • Full set of Loveland sharping levers
  • Removable stand included
  • Deluxe case included

The 34-string Boulevard was designed with classical players and students in mind, and is quite different in feel and sound from our other harps. The tone is warm and full and the higher-tension concert gut strings provide a shorter sustain than the “typical” Dusty Strings sound. This makes the Boulevard an ideal choice for classical repertoire and for players and students who want a feel similar to that of a pedal harp. It also sometimes appeals to harpists who simply like a less bright sound than our other harps.

Based on our popular Ravenna 34, the Boulevard features the same innovative and affordable construction technique, the comfortable staveback body, and the easily removable stand. We designed it to be as lightweight and portable as possible in a full-range harp, without sacrificing the quality of the hardware or the construction. The package includes a full set of Loveland sharping levers, tuning wrench, stand and CD34 case.

The four-legged stand is quickly and easily removable without needing to turn the harp over, and comes apart to fit in the case pocket. It includes 5-inch legs, but 8-inch legs can be substituted if you prefer the harp to be situated higher up.

The case is made of durable, water-resistant cordura with thick foam padding, a convenient shoulder strap and a multitude of pockets for your stand, music, extra strings and other accessories.

Price includes deluxe CD34 case, stand with 5-inch legs, and T-handle tuning wrench.

Note: Starting in late 2021, Boulevard soundboxes now have a smoother, more uniform texture on the sides and back, rather than the ash-grained texture you may have seen on older Boulevards. The previous ash-grained laminate material is no longer available to us. If you are used to seeing the textured version, please refer to the comparison photo on this page to visualize the difference.

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Please note that your harp will not look exactly like the photos you see here. Because wood is a natural material, and the color and grain vary from tree to tree, each harp we build is unique.

We make an effort to keep the photos up to date as far as general design goes, but videos could show slightly older versions.

Specifications

Range

  • 34 strings
  • 4¾ octaves
  • Low: C two octaves below middle C
  • High: A 2¾ octaves above middle C

String composition

  • High treble range: nylon monofilament
  • Lower treble and mid-range: concert gut
  • Bass: steel core with metal wrap

Sharping levers

  • Full set of Loveland levers

Woods

  • Soundboard: laminated Finland birch with clear finish
  • Neck and pillar: solid beech with black lacquer finish
  • Soundbox: laminated Finland birch with black ash-grained vinyl veneer

Weight

  • Harp: approximately 21pounds
  • Stand adds 3 pounds
  • Case adds 7½ pounds

Note: the weight can vary by up to 2 pounds, depending on the density of the particular tree from which the harp was made.

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height at back of harp: 43 inches
  • Height at front of harp: 48½ inches
  • Stand adds 5, 8, or 11½ inches
  • Maximum soundbox width: 13 inches
  • Widest part of harp (front to back): 25½ inches

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